Even the Darkest Stars by Heather Fawcett Rating: . 5 Release Date: September 5, 2017 Genre: YA Fantasy Kamzin has always dreamed of becoming one of the Emperor’s royal explorers, the elite climbers tasked with mapping the wintry, mountainous Empire and spying on its enemies. She knows she could be the best in the world, … Continue reading Even the Darkest Stars by Heather Fawcett // Wintry mountainous setting and almost villains.
Hey! Today I'm linking up with Top Ten Tuesday @ The Broke and The Bookish. Today's prompt is, "top ten books on your fall TBR." I could pretend that I'm not listing ten books because I ran out of ideas, but it's really because I'm kind of lazy and formatting posts takes long enough as … Continue reading Top 5 Books On My Fall TBR
The Glass Town Game by Catherynne M. Valente Rating: Release Date: September 5, 2017 Genre: MG Fantasy Inside a small Yorkshire parsonage, Charlotte, Branwell, Emily, and Anne Brontë have invented a game called Glass Town, where their toy soldiers fight Napoleon and no one dies. This make-believe land helps the four escape from … Continue reading The Glass Town Game by Catherynne M. Valente // Magical writing and ageless stories.
Since I started using Goodreads about a year ago, I have put 15 books on my 1-star shelf. And for every single one of those books, seeing that 1-star rating makes me feel so guilty. There are a few reasons for this. One is that, to me, rating a book 1-star feels like saying "this … Continue reading Discussion: Why I Want to Stop Rating Books One Star
Hey everyone! First off I want to say I'm sorry for kind of disappearing for the past few days. I started school two weeks ago and have been pretty overwhelmed with getting settled into my classes and adjusting to having, like, actual responsibilities again. https://giphy.com/embed/3o6ZsWCJf86wyTUeCAvia GIPHY *an actual representation of me and my life right … Continue reading Mini Reviews: The Kasie West Edition // the best kind of fluff + accidental disappearance and stupid school.
Hey everyone! A while ago, I mentioned how excited I was about my current WIP. I have been wanting to share some of it with you guys for a while. Marie @ Drizzle and Hurricane Books did this tag for her WIP (psst. you should go read her post too.) and I thought I'd do … Continue reading The 777 Challenge // Snippets from my WIP
Prince of Shadows by Rachel Caine Rating: Genre: YA Retelling Release Date: February 4, 2014 In the Houses of Montague and Capulet, there is only one goal: power. The boys are born to fight and die for honor and—if they survive—marry for influence and money, not love. The girls are assets, to be spent wisely. Their … Continue reading Prince of Shadows by Rachel Caine // Intrigue!! Thieves!! Politics!! Murder!! Romance!!
Hey everyone! I hope your August was great. I can't believe it's over! Where has this year gone? I feel so old... Excitingly, my blog turned six months old yesterday!! I'll have a "celebration" post up in a few days (hopefully) and I will try to think about some fun things to talk about. Until … Continue reading August Wrap-Up // 6 month blogiversary, almost-fame, and too many long books.
Hi! Today I'm linking up with Top Ten Tuesday @ The Broke and the Bookish. Today's theme was "Back to School Freebie," so I'm pretending this list fits that theme. It was inspired by it, though, so maybe that counts? xD. I'm completely hopeless at reading classics. It's funny, though, because I was actually pretty … Continue reading 5 Classics I Really Should Have Read By Now // Failed attempts + childhood trauma.
Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys Rating: 4 Stars Release Date: February 2, 2016 Genre: YA Historical Fiction World War II is drawing to a close in East Prussia and thousands of refugees are on a desperate trek toward freedom, many with something to hide. Among them are Joana, Emilia, and Florian, whose paths … Continue reading Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys // Prussian spies, stressful tension, and many tears.